Posts Tagged ‘SF’

With all the chaos of revolutions, quakes and wars going on, a piece of news may have gone un-noticed this week.

Nicholas Courtney, better known to many as simply The Brigadier died aged 81. I’ve been listening to my collection of Scarifyers radio shows, in which he stars as Inspector Lionheart, and every time they bring a smile.

I heartily recommend them to you if you’ve ever enjoyed lovecraft, Dr. Who, Doc Savage, Quatermass or Bulldog Drummond. Fantastic rollicking adventures. A marvellous actor who brought serious entertainment to many.

There aren’t many actors who after 30 odd years can still be remembered for a phrase, and I am sure MI-13 and U.N.I.T will be worse off for his passing.


A change from the usual vitriol…

It appears the bleak visions of streets patrolled by Judges and citizens lving out their lives in huge Citi-Blocks have moved a step closer according to the UN. Sino-City Two, or Hong Kong-Shenhzen-Guangzhou region in China is already displaying the features of a Mega-City with other regions close behind, such as Japan (Hondo-City)and Brazil (Brasilia) and developing areas in India (Nu-Delhi) and West Africa (Pan-Africa)

Surely it is only a matter of time before we establish Brit-Cit and Cal-Hab and do away with politicians?

I’ve been surfing the net for some online comics of late, there’s some great work out there for pretty much any taste (and some that really shouldn’t be!) But, here’s a few that have really caught my eye and I heartily recommend you give them a few minutes of your time. It’s got to be better than reading about politicians for a bit hasn’t it?

First up, The order of the stick, a witty look at role play games, and certainly more like how they end up as opposed to how they were supposed to end up!

Next, The Unspeakable Vault of Doom, Lovecraftian humour at it’s finest

Still on the Lovecraft theme is Lovecraft is missing, atmospheric and innovative. Leaves you wanting to know what’s going to happen next!

My newest find, FreakAngels, a post apocalyptic world, troubles aplenty, weirdness abounds, and addictive as anything.. you have been warned!

I’ll post more as I find them, please send me links to any that you’re particularly impressed with and you never know I might include them!


It occurs to me that recent posts have been a little doom-laden of late. That perhaps following recent events I’ve dwelt on the darker side. or realism as I prefer to see it.

Anyhow, in order to lighten the mood I thought I’d share (and recommend) some free stuff on the interwebby thing.

First up is a podcast utility, Juice.

This simple programme allows you to subscribe, automatically check for and download episodes and then organise and keep track of them – all for free!

Next is some podcasts I’ve dabbled with
The Signal, based on the Firefly and Serenity series is easy to get into, and is well produced with some good interviews and original pieces.

More general is slice of Sci-Fi, which to be honest is self explanatory!

Podcasts are great for bunging on in the car, making a welcome change from depressing news or the mindless drivel of “DJs”, if you come across any more, please let me know. Any good ones I’ll post on here…